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Author Topic: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab  (Read 3475 times)

Offline XS750AU

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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #60 on: Aug 28, 2019, 04:17:12 »
There is still a lot to do to finish the boat, to be honest I am probably half way.
For a little bit of action, this is the video of pulling the hull onto the trailer.

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Offline WhyNot

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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #61 on: Aug 28, 2019, 08:08:37 »
Very professional looking. Nice job.

And in such small and tight quarters........wow!!!
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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #62 on: Aug 28, 2019, 10:00:16 »
What, you didn't want to build a trailer?  ;D

Offline XS750AU

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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #63 on: Aug 28, 2019, 19:01:36 »
What, you didn't want to build a trailer?   :D
Don't worry, I did cost making vs buy!  :D
The trailer cost me AU$3,750 to buy outright. By the time I bought all the steel, wheels, axels, brakes and fittings plus had it hot dip galvanised it was going to cost me $2,900. So for $850 I would rather spend my time riding the XS896 or out fishing.  ;D
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Offline XS750AU

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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #64 on: Sep 01, 2019, 05:30:08 »
Getting ready for the next phase, and I think I will be better off with the Cebora MIG on an elevated trolley.
I made up the trolley out of some go-cart wheels and aluminium sections I had from a previous project.  :D
I still need to make up some draws to go under the welder for bits and pieces.
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Offline cxman

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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #65 on: Sep 01, 2019, 09:09:31 »
put a little 110 honda atv motor with reverse and electric start 

on it and have the fastest mig cart in the world

and save yourself some pulling it would fit right in there

those nice drive wheels and some tie rods for the castering wheels easy
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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #66 on: Sep 08, 2019, 04:18:17 »
Took the hull up to the farm and lifted it off the trailer with a couple of front end loaders. When lifting we used the bow trailer hitch and at the stern, 2 of the outboard mounting holes. To roll it, lowered it onto wooden blocks and then changed the stern lift point to 1 of the lower outboard mounting holes. That was enough offset when lifted to allow it to gently roll onto its side and then with a small effort roll it right over.

From there it was a simple lift with 1 tractor to get it in the shed to weld. By the end of the weekend all external seams were welded, plus the external chine seam was ground smooth.
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Re: Next Project - Plate Alloy 5.5m Xtracab
« Reply #67 on: Sep 08, 2019, 08:40:42 »
amazing work be very very proud
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1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others